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NYBC's Nutcracker on TV


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I haven't seen any comments on this but was wondering whether anyone else saw this. I'm off on one of my periodic "rants" but not about the dancing. It's the camera work that I found fault with. Unlike the recent live movie casts from the Bolshoi -- where the camera panned back in group shots and did closeup during duos or trios -- the NYCB cameraman chopped off the choreography. Am I reading too much into this in that it looked as though NYCB doesn't trust Balanchine choreography to speak for itself? The camera work during the Waltz of the Flowers was particularly egregious. And there were even a few times where Sugar Plum's feet were cut off. I didn't go the movie cast and am wondering whether the same thing happened there too.

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